Stock Up on These 12 Spring Workout Wardrobe Essentials

By , SparkPeople Blogger
As the days linger a little longer and the temperatures finally start to rise, venturing outside for some open-air exercise starts to sound not quite as daunting—and maybe even downright pleasant. If you still need a little extra motivation to smooth the transition from winter hibernation to spring training, there's nothing like a little pre-season shopping to get you excited about your activity of choice. We did a little legwork to get you started—check out some of these fun and functional pieces to kickstart your spring goals.

Light Jackets for Cool Mornings


This Unibelle Thin Zip-Up Jacket (starting at $19.99)

Throw on this brightly colored jacket from Unibelle and hit the streets for a morning walk, or wear it on the way to yoga class. Thin and lightweight, the water-resistant fabric shields you from light rain. Zippered pockets have been added for convenience.


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Women's Venture Jacket from The North Face (starting at $68.31)

This high-performance spring jacket is available in a medley of spring-friendly colors. The waterproof outer layer and Velcro stormflap closure will keep you dry in pop-up showers, and zippered vents keep you cool when temps start to creep up.


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ZSHOW Women's Lightweight, Quick-Dry Windbreaker (starting at $19.99)

This amazingly versatile, perfectly packable windbreaker is great for running, cycling, hiking or any outdoor spring exercise. It even offers built-in UV protection.


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Short Sleeves for Sweat Sessions


RBX Active Women's Space Dye Short Sleeve Tee Shirt (starting at $14.94)

Made from a high-tech wicking fabric, this easy-fit active tee offers a flattering silhouette without being too clingy. The heathered, space-dye pattern is available in your favorite spring shades.


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Baleaf Women's Short Sleeve Running Shirt (starting at $10.99)

When you need a budget-friendly option that stands up to strenuous spring workouts, this high-performance tee is a winner. Cool-feeling fabric wicks moisture away from the skin, while a back mesh panel provides ventilation. Perfect for running, walking and biking.


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RBX Active Women's Back Detail Yoga Tank Top (starting at $14.90)

This flattering, relaxed-fit workout tank has a high-low hem for just the right amount of flowy coverage. The scoop neck and racerback design allows for freedom of movement while keeping you cool.


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Cropped Pants for Warm Workouts


Comfy Yoga Capris ($19.99)

With a flattering mid-rise cut that will stay put all through your workout and beyond, these comfy capris are available in dozens of cheery spring patterns and colors.


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Sipaya Women's High Waist Yoga Pants ($13.99)

Who says you have to pay big bucks for well-fitting capris with tummy control? As one reviewer says of these soft, lightweight leggings: "They fit great, I’m 180 pounds, 5' 7", all my weight is in my stomach…I got a medium and they hold me in and fit really well!"


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Alex + Abby Women's Energy Skirted Capri (starting at $59.00)

For those who love the look of a skirt and the comfort and coverage of capris, here's the perfect hybrid. Adjust the mesh outer layer to show a splash of color. The leggings feature a hidden wide waistband for extra tummy control.


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Just for the Guys


Mizuno Men's Kato 2.0 Running Jacket (starting at $45.99)

From running to hiking to biking, this super lightweight and perfectly packable athletic jacket goes effortlessly on any adventure. It features back ventilation, water-resistant fabric and convenient thumbholes in the sleeves.


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Nike Men's Dri-Fit City 7" Running Shorts (starting at $29.99)

These high-performance shorts feature Dri-Fit Technology that wicks away moisture to keep you dry during warm runs. An elastic waistband and drawstring ensure a custom, comfortable fit. Roomy pockets keep essentials close.


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tasc Performance Beaver Falls Long-Sleeve Tee Shirt (starting at $19.95)

Sure to become a daily staple, this silky-soft long-sleeve tee is lightweight enough for all-year wear. Made from bamboo-based rayon and cotton, it’s easy to wash and wear while offering plenty of performance benefits.


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What's your favorite piece of spring fitness apparel?

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Comments

Those "switch it up capris" aren't even available. Too bad. Report
Nice to get some style ideas but like others have said, I'll find alternatives at Walmart etc. Report
it is amazing when i go back into my old gear - it is all the same just a different color or slightly longer/shorter etc. i find the quality is not there either - mine have been washed thousands of times, been in the garden/dirt etc and still hold their shape. a few seams given away but that was me expanding!!lol
i will stick with what i have - great sport bras etc. this stuff is too $$$$ and trendy - will be out soon Report
So expensive. I'll stick with Wal-Mart Danskin Brand. If I am going to spend $100 on a jacket, it won't be for the gym! Spark people - you flopped with this article. Report
MOURERMA
Very true - way out of my budget! Report
Yeah, this is all way overpriced. I got the black pants with pink top for Christmas. But they weren't the name brand and I guarantee they were less than $20. Report
Very pricey. I like cute work out gear but would never spend that much. Report
Those are a little out of my price range but they are super cute. I will end up finding look alikes at like Debs or Walmart Report
Nice, but I can find like-items for less at Khol's, Target, Wal-Mart and JC Penney. Way out of my budget. Report
Cute, but way too expensive for me. Report
I also like the workout gear from Kohl's Report